Even in the deepest coldest winter, I sometimes feel like having something fresh and raw to eat. Something to clean my taste buds and make me feel fit again for some hearty and rich winter food. This quick salad is ideal for the purpose. Crunchy fennel and fresh oranges combined together in a nice colourful salad.
The ingredients are:
- fennel, 1 bulb per person (at least) quartered and sliced thin
- oranges, ideally Sicilian blood oranges, peeled and either filleted (my choice) or sliced thinly in rounds
- optional: black olives, nuts (never tried pistachios but I think they would be great and better Sicilian!)
- a vinaigrette made with EVOO, salt, black pepper and one of vinegar, lemon juice or orange juice (I used the latter)
combine all solid ingredients together and dress with the vinaigrette. That's it, it doesn't get much easier. I added a bit of chopped fennel greens around the plate for colour and presentation.